Friday, August 22, 2008

Annual General Meeting 2008

NUS DSC's AGM is here again!! A lil' bit of fact about the AGM.

Tuesday, 26th Aug 2008, 6.30pm, @ YIH Function Rm 3
•Selection & Selection Of Executive Committee 08/09
•Financial Matters
•By virtue of us being a political club, we are restricted to only having locals holding office in our Exco positions. However, foreigners are more than welcome to join the working committees and contribute to the club.
•All positions are open to undergraduates, regardless of seniority. (freshmen too!)
•Experience is very much valued but not a prerequisite to running for any position. We are more than happy to help you ease into the position and guide you along.
•The Executive Committee is a team and we grow learning from each other’s mistakes and successes. So don’t worry about being alone =)

Positions Available

•General Secretary
•Financial Secretary
•Publicity & Publications Secretary
•Marketing Secretary
•Public Relations Secretary
•Welfare Secretary

So do come down!!!

HOTA and the price of organ trading- Who Pays?

Last Tuesday, NUS DSC had a fruitful discussion session with A/Prof Goh Lee Gan from Med Faculty on Human Organ Transplant Act (HOTA). Prof Goh covered the background on HOTA and Chronic Kidney Disease. Prof Goh also highlighted 3 case studies to succintly highlight his points.

After the Presentation, there was a lively discussion forum where the participants discussed on the possible exploitation of organ trading, the benefits of organ trading, the social cost which might arise as a result of the organ trade and how it will affect society’s values and ethical considerations.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Disucssion Forum cum Welcome Tea

Title : HOTA & The Price of Organ Trading- Who Pays?

Invited Guest : Prof Goh Lee Gan (Med)
Date : 19th Aug 2008-08 Time : Registration at 6:15pm
Venue : Yusof Ishak House Function Room (Inside the Student Society Area)

Programme Schedule
6:00pm – 6:30pm : Registration
6:30pm – 6:45pm : Introduction to DSC
6:45pm – 8:00pm : Discussion Forum
8:00pm – 9:00pm : Dinner & Networking

All freshies and seniors are invited. So What are you waiting for? Sign up now via or sms 91175493 now!!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

2008 Annual Seminar

The NUS DSC 2008 Annual Seminar was held on 28th April 2008 at CRC Auditorium, MD11
National University of Singapore. This year’s seminar touches on the topic of Inflation; against a backdrop of growth.

We had a line up of distinguished speakers gracing our seminar. Our first speaker was Prof Sam Ouliaris who is an Associate Professor in the Department of Business Policy, NUS Business School. Our second speaker was Mr Leong Tze Hian who served as honorary consul of Jamaica and is also a regular writer for the Online Citizen and the Straits Times and our third speaker was Mrs Josephine Teo. Mrs Teo is a Member of Parliament for the Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC as well as the Assistant Secretary-General for the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC).

Prof Ouliaris described to us on the Sg economy in recent years and how prices and inflation have evolved to what they are. Mr Leong then discussed on the societal effects of inflation and the ripples from the ground. Mrs Teo who wrapped things up by discussing on the government’s role in times of inflation and the policies and measures in place to tackle the problem.

After the presentations from the different speakers, we had a lively Q & A session moderated by Lim Po Ben who is the current President of NUS Economics Society. It was such an exciting banter that the seminar streches 1 hour past the scheduled timeslot!!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

About DSC

History of DSC
  • Started in 1964
  • A period of dormant
  • Officially revived in AY06/07
  • Main activities Organised:
    –Monthly Discussions
    –Seminar “Freedom of Speech” & "Inflation"

Objectives of DSC

  • Promote political and current affairs awareness among the NUS undergraduates
  • Developing and equipping members with the appropriate skills useful for the working world
  • Encouraging vibrant and open discussion
  • Networking with individuals, governmental and non-governmental organisations (NGOs)

Prominent DSC-Alumni

  • Mrs Josephine Teo (Asst Secretary General NTUC & MP for Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC)
  • Mr Hawazi Daipi (Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Manpower & Ministry of Health & MP for Sembawang GRC)
  • Late Dr Ong Chit Chung (MP for Jurong GRC)
  • Prof Koh Tai Ann (NTU Prof in Division of English\School of Humanities and Social Sciences)